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The Girl In The Window. Policeman Mark Holste from Florida, USA will never forgot the call he received on July 13th, 2005. A man reported seeing a mysterious, pale little girl in the window of his neighbour's house.

The Girl In The Window. Policeman Mark Holste from Florida, USA will never forgot the call he received on July 13th, 2005. A man reported seeing a mysterious, pale little girl in the window of his neighbour’s house.

The Girl in the Window

A Man saw a Pale, Thin Face in the Window of His Neighbour?s House. The Police Find Something Tragic Inside.

In July 2005, a six-year-old girl named Danielle was removed from her Florida home after authorities found her living in bug-ridden squalor, subjected to horrific neglect and so damaged by her own mother that recovery seemed hopeless.

Part One: The Feral Child

The family had lived in the rundown rental house for almost three years when someone first saw a child’s face in the window.

A little girl, pale, with dark eyes, lifted a dirty blanket above the broken glass and peered out, one neighbor remembered.

Everyone knew a woman lived in the house with her boyfriend and two adult sons. But they had never seen a child there, had never noticed anyone playing in the overgrown yard.

The girl looked young, 5 or 6, and thin. Too thin. Her cheeks seemed sunken; her eyes were lost.

The child stared into the square of sunlight, then slipped away.

Months went by. The face never reappeared.

Just before noon on July 13, 2005, a Plant City police car pulled up outside that shattered window. Two officers went into the house ? and one stumbled back out.

Clutching his stomach, the rookie retched in the weeds.

Plant City Detective Mark Holste had been on the force for 18 years when he and his young partner were sent to the house on Old Sydney Road to stand by during a child abuse investigation. Someone had finally called the police.

They found a car parked outside. The driver’s door was open and a woman was slumped over in her seat, sobbing. She was an investigator for the Florida Department of Children and Families.

“Unbelievable,” she told Holste. “The worst I’ve ever seen.”

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Unfit to even be called a mother

Astonishing feral neglect…this woman is unfit to even be called a mother.

If ever there was a case to support permanent sterlisation of people unfit to breed this might well be it.

A 6-year-old cradled her 8-month-old sister, watching a computer on which music played.

Police found them home alone with two other siblings and no readily available food or heating in a dark, dirty house, lit only by the computer screen’s glow.

Their mother, Maraea Manu Gage, had left them a bottle of milky tea, thick with sugar and a tea bag.

She had also left them with a toilet blocked with faeces, a bath full of dirty clothes and orders to not open the door to anyone. ? Read more »

Charge her with neglect

There is no valid reason to leave a baby alone in a car. This woman should charged with neglect:

A mother went shopping after leaving her baby alone in a car with a note telling other carpark users to call her if there were any issues.

The woman was duly called by disbelieving passers-by, who waited next to the car until she returned.

The baby was left alone in a car in the carpark of Pak’nSave Porirua about 9am on Saturday.? Read more »


Why not?

Why this woman isn’t in the slammer defies belief. Obviously a liberal panty-waist judge thought hugs and cuddles would be best:

A mother has escaped a prison sentence for an “orchestrated campaign of abuse and neglect” against her preschool-age child.

The 24-year-old Far North woman appeared for sentencing in Kaitaia District Court last week on two representative charges of assaulting a child.

The court heard that the charges related to two specific periods of offending, when the victim was two. During the first, of five months, his mother would strike him on the head with an open hand on a daily basis, the blows being accompanied by verbal abuse. At least two or three times a week she would push him with enough force to make him fall over.

He never received three proper meals a day, his diet consisting of “food such as chips and biscuits,” and on a daily basis would get himself out of bed in the morning and entertain himself while his mother remained in bed. It was often left to the defendant’s flatmate to feed and dress the child.

A second series of assaults over a six-week period included the defendant striking the child around the head and arms with a clenched fist, and pushing him with sufficient force to knock him to the ground. Again the child was addressed in highly derogatory terms.

This woman is unfit to be even described as a mother. The Judge is just pathetic:

Judge Davis said the woman had offended against one of society’s most vulnerable members over a “reasonably prolonged” period of time.

The child was now in his grandmother’s care, Ms Murray added. The defendant now had supervised contact with the child, and had not breached that arrangement.

The grandmother told the court that the child was now happy and thriving.

Judge Davis finally accepted that the required punitive element of sentencing could be achieved without imprisonment, but told the defendant that those who chose to abuse children would not receive sympathy from his court.

“This was significant abuse and a breach of trust against someone who relied on you for their day to day needs,” he said.

“This child suffered an orchestrated campaign of abuse and neglect.”

The pre-sentence report had cited the defendant’s lifestyle, associates, drug use and propensity for violence as factors behind her offending, but Judge Davis noted that she had made some progress in her life, including the recent gaining of employment.

What did she?have?to do to get sent to prison, kill the kid?

A long drop off a short rope, Ctd

? NZ Herald

Apparently marriage is all about the children and safety and that is why we can’t allow same-sex marriage…so say the?opponents?of marriage equality. I’ll just bet this guy isn’t gay…tough though, he beats up kids…the only solution is a long drop off a short rope.

A father who allegedly bashed his three children with a machete and cricket bats during a three-year reign of terror is facing eight years behind bars.

Police allege the 43-year-old West Auckland dad frequently beat his three children, now aged between 6 and 14, with garden rakes, tree branches and metal pipes from a vacuum cleaner.

When one of the children tried to run away, the father chased him into traffic and he was struck by a car.

The man appeared in the Waitakere District Court on Friday for a sentencing indication where his wheelchair-bound wife broke down in tears as the 36 charges against him were read out. He cannot be named to protect the identity of the children.

The father turned on his 8-year-old son by whacking him with the flat part of a machete while he was sleeping, causing him to fall off the top of his bunk bed on to the floor where he continued to beat him.

Police said the boy had to miss school for a month after a large bruise became infected.


Child Abuse

? NZ Herald

Nothing short of child abuse. I’m not sure the mother shouldn’t be charged as well:

A member of the public who acted after seeing a baby alone in a car in a pub carpark did the right thing and raised the alarm, police say.

Detective Sergeant Tony Heathcote said police were called to the Kuripuni Tavern in Masterton about 11pm on Saturday and found the lightly clad 1-year-old girl in her carseat in a car outside the pub.

The man driving the car was also supposed to be looking after two other children, aged 10 and 11, but they were found alone at a Masterton house.

The person who saw the baby in the car “did the right thing” and went into the pub and told someone who called police.

“At about the time (police) arrived, he (the father) came out,” Mr Heathcote told APNZ.

The baby and the two other children were released into their mother’s care, and Child Youth and Family were working with the family, Mr Heathcote said.

“Every child deserves the right to be looked after and cared for, not neglected and left in a vehicle outside a pub on a Saturday night.

“Then there are these other two that have been left at home … (who) knows what they could have got up to, the dangers that children are exposed to if they’re left unsupervised?

“It was really quite a nasty set of circumstances.”